Robert James MacPherson|
20 May 1986
Horley, Surrey, England
Robert Emms (born Robert James MacPherson; 20 May 1986) is an English film, stage and television actor.
Life and career
Emms was born in Horley, Surrey, England. He went to a local secondary school, Oakwood School, Horley. He studied at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology from 2002 to 2004, and then the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) from 2004 to 2007.
He has performed in several stage productions. In 2007 he appeared in The Six-Days World at the Finborough Theatre in London. The following year he was nominated as 'Best Newcomer' in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards for his performance in The Glee Club at the Library Theatre in Manchester. In March 2009 he was cast as Billy Narracott in the National Theatre's award-winning production of War Horse when it transferred to the West End, and from September 2009 he played the lead role of Albert Narracott.
He appeared in the BAFTA-nominated film The Arbor, playing David Dunbar. After Steven Spielberg saw him in War Horse at the New London Theatre, he was cast as David Lyons in Spielberg's film adaptation of the play. His other film work included Anonymous directed by Roland Emmerich, in which he played the Elizabethan playwright Thomas Dekker, and Tarsem Singh's version of The Brothers Grimm's Snow White, Mirror Mirror, with Julia Roberts.
In June 2011 Screen International named him as a 'Star of Tomorrow'.
Emms also works as a singing tutor at the London School of Dramatic Art (LSDA).
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||Insect Man||Jeff Wadlow|
|2013||Irreversible (short film)||Daniel||Lewis Metcalfe|
|2013||The Selfish Giant||Phil||Clio Barnard|
|2013||The River (short film)||Kenny||John Michell|
|2012||Broken||Rick Buckley||Rufus Norris|
|2012||Mirror, Mirror||Charles Renbock||Tarsem Singh|
|2011||War Horse||David Lyons||Steven Spielberg|
|2011||Anonymous||Thomas Dekker||Roland Emmerich|
|2010||The Arbor||Young David||Clio Barnard|
|2009||Bucco Blanco (short film)||Guy||Cassius Matthias|
|2017||Borg vs. McEnroe||Vitas Gerulaitis||Janus Metz Pedersen|
|2008||Waking the Dead||Steo||Episode: "Pieta: Part 1"|
|2008||The Wrong Door||Smee/Colin||2 episodes|
|2009||The Street||Calum Miller||Series 3, Episode 1|
|2009||Monday Monday||Tom||Series 1, Episode 4|
|2011||Scott & Bailey||Luke Farrell||Series 1, Episode 2|
|2016||The Living and the Dead||Peter||Recurring cast|
|2016||Happy Valley||Daryl Garrs||Series 2|
|2009-10||War Horse||Albert Narracott||Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris||National Theatre at New London Theatre|
|2008||The Glee Club||Colin||Roger Haines||Library Theatre, Manchester|
|2007||The Six-Days World||Tom||Jamie Harper||Finborough Theatre|
- "Robert Emms" (PDF). LAMDA. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- Billington, Michael (2007-12-03). "Theatre review: The Six-Days World". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "M.E.N Theatre awards, the nominees are...". What's on Stage. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "War Horse Transfer Cast Update". Theatre Tickets. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- "War Horse — new cast announced". Indie London. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "Half the cast to change in War Horse!". London Theatre. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- Walker, Tim (2009-07-14). "Last Night's Television — Monday Monday, ITV1; The Street, BBC1". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- Heminsley, Alexandra (2011-07-07). "Have you been watching ... Scott & Bailey?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- Sandhu, Sukhdev (2010-10-21). "The Arbor, review: The Arbor brilliantly explores the life and legacy of Andrea Dunbar". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- Freer, Ian (2010-02-17). "Exclusive: War Horse Cast Announced". Empire. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "War Horse: A Man's Play". Blokely. 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- Sneider, Jeff (2011-05-05). "Lane, Emms join Relativity's Snow White". Variety. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- Newman, Nick (2011-05-05). "Nathan Lane And Robert Emms Join 'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White'". thefilmstage.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- "Screen unveils 2011 Stars of Tomorrow". Screen Daily. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
- "BBC One: Capital". BBC Online. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- "Staff and Tutors: Voice Studies and Movement". London School of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 2011-07-01.